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File extension .pdf File extension .xls/.xlsx/.csv
Internet media type application/pdf Internet media type xls-application/
File format name Portable Document Format File format name Microsoft Excel Open XML Spreadsheet
Associated programs Adobe Viewer, Ghostscript, Ghostview, Xpdf, gPDF, Acrobat Reader Associated programs Microsoft Excel 2007, Open Office, Oxygen Office Progessional (Linux)
Developed by ISO Developed by Microsoft
Initial Release: 15 June 1993 Initial Release: 1987
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An easy way to convert PDF to Excel

How to convert PDFs into Excel spreadsheets

Portable Document Format is an excellent way of storing and sharing almost any type of content. But when it comes to editing tables with large arrays of numeric data, making calculations with diagrams based on them, Microsoft Excel is the best solution to work with. There are many tools that help users convert files from one format to another. Doing that online is fast and easy. Try out our free PDF to Excel converter! Upload a template, make one click, and download it as a spreadsheet in seconds. 

How to transform PDF to Excel for free

  1. Click Choose File to browse for it from on device or upload it from the cloud.
  2. Use the Trash Bin icon to delete a selected file. 
  3. Click Convert Now! to change .pdf format to .xls.
  4. Download the spreadsheet or save it to the cloud.
  5. Edit, sign, or secure your template, if needed.
  6. Click Start over again for a new conversion.

Unlike other free online tools, our PDF to Excel converter has no limits on the number of documents you can transform. It also doesn’t require program installation or account registration. You can use it on any device and all you need is an internet connection. When the conversion is over, you can proceed with document editing, apply a legally-binding e-signature, or quickly share your document right from the platform. Give it a try!

Check out the video on how to convert PDF to Excel

Watch the quick video instructions below and find out how to work with our PDF to Excel converter. It only takes three simple clicks to get a spreadsheet for further editing and calculations without losing the initial structure and formatting.  

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Because the market offers plenty of converters, choosing the right one can be challenging. Take advantage of the chart below to compare the top online services, and find the tool for converting PDF to Excel that suits you best. Find out why millions of users choose AltoPDF and its suite of solutions for online PDF management.

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Definitely a very useful tool for working with tables. In the blink of an eye, you receive your excel table with all the data from the PDF file. It’s so convenient!



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My number 1 choice! I deal with Exel spreadsheets on a daily basis. It used to take a bunch of time to transmit the data manually, but now the converter does everthing.



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I love it! The whole process takes a couple of seconds, you won’t even have time to make cofee before it’s finished. It makes me happy that it’s free too.



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How To Convert PDF to Excel

Our converter makes the conversion a high-quality process. Change file format at ease and ensure security to the files.

How To Convert PDF to Excel Online

Undoubtedly, one of the fastest and simplest ways to change the format of a document is to use an online converter that is not installed on the device. It’s ideal if it’s cross-platform and available from any internet-connected computer or phone. An online converter is very simple to use because it’s equipped with step-by-step instructions and has a user-friendly interface. Any new user can easily process documents, even if they have no experience in working with solutions of this type. The conversion process can be done in the following way:

  1. Add a new file to the service from the inner memory or cloud.
  2. Once the document is imported it is ready for a transformation. Click the Convert Now button.
  3. Wait until the file converts.
  4. Save the document to your internal or online storage.

The operation can be repeated an unlimited number of times. Keep in mind that it is important to save the document in the converted format right after the process finishes. To make all your personal data and information in the document completely safe, the system removes all files from the service after you refresh the page or start a new operation. Documents and spreadsheets are encrypted and decrypted according to the latest methods and the usage of the service is absolutely safe.

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How To Convert PDF to Excel in Google Chrome

Chrome developers proved that a simple browser can grow into something big and gain popularity fast. This software became the basis for the Chrome OS and keeps being the most loved among internet users. On top of the rich list of internal features, it is also a perfect basis for making extensions. Google Play market has hundreds of free features, easily installable on Chrome. As a result, everyone can style the browser or add to it any tools needed to make their work or hobby easier. Document transformation tools are also available. One of the most popular among them is Alto PDF to Excel converter for Chrome. 

To convert a file with Alto PDF to Excel extension  complete the steps given below:

  1. Go to Google Chrome Webstore and find a solution via the search engine.
  2. Install the extension and it will appear in the upper right panel.
  3. Click at the extension logo and select the document using the Choose file button or add it from the drive. 
  4. Convert the document by clicking at the corresponding button. 
  5. Save the spreadsheet to your device’s internal storage.

Alto Convert PDF to Excel can be easily installed, requires no registration and is free of charge. The solution sensitive to every page component and accurately converts every page to a separate Excel spreadsheet. The solution is installed in the browser, thus it takes not a single megabyte of memory in your device. Enriching your browser with this useful tool you get a perfect free solution, that is always available without additional research.

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How To Convert PDF to Excel in Windows

The basic Windows system is usually not supported by any file readers or PDF converters. That is why an owner of Windows-based computers can choose one of the possible variants of templates creation. For example, it may be an installation of the solution from the Microsoft Store or usage of online solutions or browser extension. Also one can choose the full-featured service or the one that is focused on the particular process. Let us have a look at file conversion with the usage of the PDF to Excel converter, available from Microsoft Store. 

After you installed the preferred software, follow these steps:

  1. Add one or several PDF files. 
  2. Specify the output location of the spreadsheet.
  3. Click at the conversion button.
  4. The converted spreadsheet automatically saves in the included folder.

The installed solution will guarantee the secure file processing, as it is downloaded not from an unknown destination, but from the official MC Store. If you install a multi-functional solution it can be paid. Also, you will spend more time than in the case of using online software. The reason is that the procedure of installation and registration is more time-spending. On the other side, you will spend more time, but a needed solution will be always by hand.

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How To Convert PDF to Excel on Mac

Mac laptops and desktop computers are equipped with various options including Preview PDF viewer and Pages text editor. Unfortunately, those default applications do not support Excel, because they create spreadsheets in their own format. That is why the conversion process is impossible without the usage of any additional solutions. We recommend visiting the AppStore and selecting the preferable solution from there. If you need just make a one-feature process, focus on the pure converters. Installation of the program from the App Store guarantees the security and safety of the selected solution. 

Once you've installed the software, follow these instructions:

  1. Open the file in the program.
  2. Select the conversion option.
  3. Specify the output file format (if necessary). 
  4. Submit the conversion button.
  5. Save a final file to the internal device’s storage. 

When selecting a solution pay attention to how long you should use it and what functions you need. For occasional use, a free converter with basic features will perfectly fulfill your needs. For usage of a wider variety of options, install a full-featured solution. Some solutions may require registration, or be free just for the trial period. So carefully read the description of their features before installation.

It is also possible to not install any solutions at all and use an online converter. 

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How To Convert PDF to Excel Using Adobe Reader

The changing of PDF format into excel is easily completed with Adobe Acrobat DC. This version is installed from the official Adobe website. It integrates with all devices, once the user registers. Also, it synchronizes with the Document Cloud. 

Thus, being installed like a desktop or mobile version it combines offline options with online features. For home use, it has a limited trial version, that has fewer tools than a paid one. Still, one can successfully process all docs with available features. The file conversion is also available in the trial.

The step-by-step instruction for format transformation goes as follows:

  1. Start with an opening file in Acrobat.
  2. Use the Export PDF tool in the right pane.
  3. Select the Excel format as an export format.
  4. Click on the Export option. 
  5. Add file name and save it.

After the installation of Acrobat DC, you will have a week to explore its features and decide whether to stay on a limited trial or subscribe. The mobile version of the solution is also available and it is always free. Still, for synchronization, the monthly payments are required. 

Also, the registration is obligatory (except for the mobile version). The software is equipped with multiple features for editing, certification, viewing, and management of PDFs. 

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How to Convert PDF to Excel

The conversion process can be completed in many ways. You can change the document format with the software installed on your computer, use the mobile app or visit an online service. But the installation of software is long-term and complicated. It is much faster to use an online service. Just import, convert and download the final document.